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World Peace is NONE of your business!!
Music

Morrissey Shows His Teeth on "World Peace"

“World Peace” is almost one-dimensional in its charged character. The result is an unrelenting odyssey into the self-assertive character that is Morrissey—a world that while initially fascinating becomes exhausting.

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Music

Sia Sells Pop on “1000 Forms of Fear”

Regardless of whether she’s comfortable with it or not, fame has set its sights on Sia, and it’s likely that “Fear,” far from innovative, yet still accomplished, will elevate the star to even higher strata.

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Music

Beverly's Debut an Underwhelming Summer Jam

Beverly might be Frankie Rose’s main focus moving forward, or a one-off side project, but “Careers” doesn’t ask a lot of questions that feel like they need answering in a follow-up.

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Music

Sheeran Innovates Successfully on "X"

On "X," Sheeran balances his traditional guitar pieces and overbearing vocals with mainstream rhythms, while discussing more personal events in his songs. These choices have given rise to a bold, refreshing album that displays Sheeran’s versatility and maturity.

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Music

Tom Krell Plunges Again into the Sentimental

How To Dress Well's newest, “What Is This Heart?,” is a highly accomplished progression that retains the authenticity of his previous two albums while honing a radio-friendly approachability.

Museums

Slive Remembered as Engaging Professor, Prolific Scholar, and Warm Presence

Seymour Slive, a former director of the Fogg Art Museum and fine arts professor emeritus, died on June 14 at the age of 93.

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Music

"Ultraviolence" a Masterfully Concocted Haze

“Ultraviolence” is steeped in despair, and in contrast with the heavily produced and sometimes jarring major-label debut “Born to Die,” Lana Del Rey's followup reaches a new level of sincerity.

Music

The Highs and Lows of Governors Ball 2014

For the second year in a row, contributing writer Andrew R. Chow is our eyes and ears into the annual Governors Ball, held on Randall's Island, New York City. This year, the festival featured everything from impressively executed banter to an offensively stupid shirt.

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Music

50 Cent Once Again Fails to Create a New Sound

“Animal Ambition,” which alternates wildly between well-executed rehashes of 50’s old sound and scattered attempts at a new sound, is another inconsistent entry in the artist’s increasingly frustrating recording career.

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Music

“Donker Mag” is Shamelessly Jarring

Despite the flashy packaging, "Donker Mag" lacks semblance of growth, except a few smidgens of thought that only serve to exacerbate the deficiency. Instead of feeling lively and saucy, everything ends up coming out well-executed but overblown.

Rothko and Holyoke
Arts

Rothko and Holyoke

Several murals by Mark Rothko, which used to hang in the Holyoke Center, have been digitally restored by the Harvard Art Museums and the MIT Media Lab.

Rothko and Holyoke
Museums

Art Museums Will Display Digitally Restored Rothko Murals in Inaugural Exhibition

Including the five murals commissioned by the University, the exhibition will display 38 of Rothko’s works created between 1961 and 1962 and many of the artist’s related studies on paper and canvas.

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Music

“Turn Blue” Lacks the Blues

"Turn Blue” shows The Black Keys folded firmly into the mainstream, picking up tired grooves from Danger Mouse that he probably left lying around his studio two years ago.

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Music

"Nikki Nack" Innovative but Disjointed

"Nikki Nack" excels indubitably in restoring Garbus’s inventive spirit but falls short at times in providing a cohesive listening experience.

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Museums

Restored Calderwood Courtyard Ready for Art Museums Opening

Awash in natural light and surrounded by the collections of the three Harvard Art Museums, the renovated and revitalized Calderwood Courtyard stands ready to once again serve as the heart of the museums when they reopen on Nov. 16.

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Then Rain Comes

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Rainy Day Impression

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Saudade, or Nostalgia

Unlocking the Map
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Unlocking the Map